Apple entertains footwear market with "Smart Shoe" Patent

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A unique patent was discovered last week from Apple thats let you know when your sneakers need to be replaced by embedding there sensor into your shoe. It&#39;s certainly an interesting discovery being their own previous collaboration with Nike and it&#39;s plus technology. Basically, Apple feels as shoe&#39;s support decrease it reduces the effectiveness of its protection. When it&#39;s reaches it&#39;s last leg a shoe may not provide enough support and can in some cases actually cause damage to your feet.</p>
In some case they feel the level wear may not be apparent to the you, the user could benefit from a sensor and alarm system to preventing injury.</p>
Source – <a href=";Sect2=HITOFF&amp;u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&amp;r=21&amp;p=1&amp;f=G&amp;l=50&amp;d=PG01&amp;S1=(apple.AS.+AND+20130124.PD.)&amp;OS=an/apple+and+pd/1/24/2013&amp;RS=(AN/apple+AND+PD/20130124)">USPTO</a> via <a href="">Apple Insider</a></p>

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  • J
    Joe Schmo
  • January 24, 2013
Great, now we not only need to replace our Apple hardware every 1-2 years, but we get to buy new iShoes every 6 months
  • A
  • January 24, 2013
oh apple, u trynna say, modern shoes can make us injure, well played
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    Ibak Yurazep
  • January 24, 2013
Just what everyone needs, a sensor that tells you when to replace your emericas!

I wouldve expect this from anyone else, but Mr McIntosh.